Scrap the cap campaign

Scrap the Cap March & Rally
Saturday 7 October 2017
Assemble 11.30am
Johnston Terrace
Give NHS workers the pay they deserve
Get more info about transport etc from your branch




Click here for Scrap the Cap Rally A3 Poster for branches to download and print


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21 June 2017:
UNISON has launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish government to scrap the cap on NHS pay rises, which will include the union and members lobbying Scottish Government Ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS Board Reviews.

UNISON branches and members across Scotland will be using the summer and autumn to secure a fair deal for NHS workers.

We are the NHS union. We represent almost 60,000 NHS workers across Scotland. And we have been critical of governments and the Independent Pay Review Body after a series of below inflation pay rises awarded to NHS workers across the UK.

The UK government’s continued austerity has lead to another real terms cut in the pay of NHS workers. Too many politicians are always happy to praise the work of our loyal and dedicated NHS staff, yet they refuse to deliver a fair deal on pay.

UNISON welcome the Scottish government’s recognition that the pay cap is hurting NHS workers and cannot continue. However, it is now time for that recognition to be turned into positive action.


  • 3 July NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • 6 July NHS Fife
  • 20 July NHS Border for Pay Review Board evidence gathering session
  • 21 August NHS Shetland
  • 31 August NHS Highland
  • 8 September NHS Lanarkshire
  • 29 September NHS Lothian
  • 2 October NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • 16 October NHS Tayside


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Campaign briefing on impact of NHS pay freeze and explains The Pay Review Body.

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Campaign resources and examples of how to use them. These resources are all below.

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Lists band and campares with actual pay and if pay had uprated with RPI since 2010.












Scrap the cap logo for web

Black and white logo

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Scrap the cap postcard

Scrap the cap checklist

Scrap the cap logo for print